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TIRES

Tires are the single most important safety feature on your car. They are the only thing that connects the car to the road, and life-saving technologies like antilock brakes and electronic stability control cannot do their job if the tires don't have a good grip on the pavement.

As the adage goes, nothing lasts forever. Car owners still need to replace their tires a few times or more throughout the life of a typical vehicle. Despite advances in longer-lasting tires, actual tread life will vary by car type, tire type (such as all season or high performance), driving aggressiveness, and even road and weather conditions. Proper maintenance and responsible driving can maximize the mileage in a set of tires.

We offer these services to help you prolong the life of your tires.


Repairs
An incorrectly repaired tire could pose a safety hazard to you and your passengers. At Greg Bailey Automotive, our tire experts will determine whether your tires are able to be repaired, or if they need to be replaced. If the tires are repairable, our certified technicians will make sure they are repaired correctly and get you back on the road.

Alignments
Wheel alignment (or simply alignment) is standard car maintenance that involves adjusting the angles of the wheels so that they are set to the manufacturer's specifications. The main purpose is to let the suspension and the steering systems operate at their desired angles - this reduces tire wear. Alignment is a complicated process and not all mechanics get it right. To have experts handle your car's alignment, visit Greg Bailey Automotive.

Tire Rotation
Tire rotation is the practice of moving the wheels and tires of an automobile from one position to another, to ensure even tire wear, which extends the useful life of a set of tires. Rotation is important because each tire on a car carries a different amount of weight, making them wear at different rates. By rotating them, you basically even out those differences. Your owner's manual will tell you how often to rotate your tires, but as a rule of thumb, it should be done every 5,000 to 8,000 miles.

Tire Inspection
It is recommended that tires, including the spare, be periodically inspected by a tire service professional during routine maintenance intervals such as oil changes and tire rotations. We will inspect the tire tread and sidewalls for irregular tread wear, cracking, scrapes, bulges, cuts, snags, foreign objects or other damage resulting from use. We will remove any stones, glass, foreign objects, etc. embedded in the tread to prevent further damage. Even minor damage can lead to further injury and eventual tire failure. Tires with excessive cracking on the tread or sidewall(s) should be removed from service. This is typically caused by under inflation, over loading, improper storage, and/or improper long-term parking.

Balancing
If you feel excessive vibration in the car, or wobbling of the steering wheel, your tires may be unbalanced. Greg Bailey Automotive has the professional equipment and technicians to measure the balance of your vehicle's tires and make necessary corrections. Call us at 813-229-1265 if you have questions, or schedule an appointment so we can evaluate your tires.

We Offer Most Major Brands of Tires
At Greg Bailey Automotive, we understand that tires are an important part of your car. The quality of tires and material used on them highly affects the vehicle's performance. Their main purpose is to protect the wheel's rims and improve vehicle performance. For this reason, we only deal with brand name tires. Also, we offer fleet tire management services to ensure you are getting the best value, fuel economy, and life from your tires.

Once a need for new tires is determined, it is necessary to identify the best tires for your vehicle and driving demands. Look for tires that do well in tests for braking, handling, and resistance to hydroplaning. Winter traction should also be considered, if applicable. Let tread wear, ride comfort, noise, and rolling resistance be tiebreakers. Trust the tire experts at Greg Bailey Automotive to help you choose the right tires for your vehicle.

We offer most major brands of tires. These are a few of our preferred brands.


BFGoodrich
Bridgestone
Continental
Cooper
Dayton
Dean
Delta
Dunlop
Firestone
Fuzion
General Tire
Goodyear
Hankook
Hercules
Jetzon
Kelly
Kenda
Kumho
Mastercraft
Maxxis
Merit
Michelin
Multimile
National
Pirelli
Remington
Republic
Sumitomo
Toyo
Uniroyal
Yokohama

ASSOCIATIONS

  • ASE (Automotive Service Excellence)
  • Jasper
  • NAPA
  • Car Care Aware

Testimonials

  • This place is the best in the Bay area. They can fix anything!
    -Lisa H.

  • Honest, Fair, and great quality service. Been going there for years. Very knowledgeable staff and great family owned business.
    -James H.

  • They are the best on the Bay!
    -Prescious D.

  • Won't sell you something you don't need.
    -Jonathan M.

  • I find Greg to be a knowledgeable and straightforward guy with no inclination to rip off his customers. He offers a warranty on his work (inquire with him for specifics) and unlike other mechanics I have dealt with, he actually honors the warranty without a hassle or undue grief.
    -Eric J.

  • Greg Bailey is the best mechanic I have ever used. Honest, contentious and a straight up nice guy. Greg will take care of your car.
    -Tripp W.

  • Volkswagen experts!
    -William H.

  • Greg was recommended by my mom after he worked on her Infiniti. My a/c went out in my Subaru Outback & he fixed it quickly & reasonably! My new Subaru mechanic!
    -Angela G.

  • I have been using Greg Bailey auto for 15 years. He has been more than fair and I would recommend him to my mother. We operate Robertson Billiard Supplies in Tampa.
    -Steve R.

  • Great mechanic, good guy, knows his stuff. Only guy who will work on my cars
    -John J.

  • Greg has been the best mechanic ever! He has saved our cars by prolonging their lifespan since he was in high school, and so was I! My family has followed him from the downtown location to his present shop. He has done everything for our cars to include rebuilding the engines for my Mother's VW Bug a few times! Greg is now working on my daughter's Mazda, keeping it going. He is very honest and a superb artisan. Greg loves what he does! Overall, he is a good man and a decent person who has an intact moral compass. So many places will rip you off. With Greg this has never been the case...
    -Julie S.

  • Greg is the most straight forward honest mechanic in Tampa. I recommend him to all my friends with foreign cars, especially German makes. He keeps my 2006 VW Toureg going like new, always quick service for the best price in town. I have shopped around and no one beats his prices, from big jobs to an oil change. And he is very knowledgeable. He can figure out issues very quickly and get it done right the first time. Can't say enough good things about this man and his establishment. Thank you, Greg!!!
    -Janey A.